Bikinis. They seem to be rising in prices like gasoline. I remember the good old days when I used to freak out about seeing a ROXY bikini top in Macy’s for $60. It was ridiculous! I mean, If I’m paying for a piece of polyester with some strings attached to it, you’d think a solid $10 would be fair. I could probably makeshift THREE bikinis myself for that price If I knew how to sew better. Nowadays, bikini sets are more of a fashion investment then a good pair of jeans that will last you years, or a nice winter coat. In short, bikinis are life.
The other day I was at a fancy bikini shop, and I picked up a top and bottom. The top was $170. A teeny, crudely crocheted piece of fabric. That’s when I dropped my finds in the salty blonde beach bunny employee’s hands and took my business down the street to Forever21. They were having huge swimsuit sale. I bought 14 tops. The price of it all came out to around $120. Can we just take a moment of silence.
Among all my bikini purchases was this adorable set that seemed to be inspired by Triangl Swimwear. I had owned a Triangl suit before, so I knew that when I felt this much cheaper option in my hands, it was just as nice. I bought the suit and saved a ton of money… and spent it all on Gina’s Pizza. Worth it.
I think a lot of times we aren’t as smart as we can be with our fashion choices. Sometimes we see girls wearing certain things and we search and search to find the exact match, spending hundreds on them. I’ve learned over the years, growing up with not a lot of money, that searching for pieces you want is not only incredibly fun, but extremely rewarding. You save a ton of money and you find something different and unique. No one knows when the first see my adorable sea blue swimsuit that I paid only $14 for the whole thing; all they see is that it looks good! And in the end, that’s all that matters.
Spend time searching for fashion pieces you really want to own. Look high and low, and not just in front of you. Until next time,